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Sometimes You Just Can’t Win
October 1, 2017

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 562
Sometimes You Just Can’t Win

October 1, 2017

I know the feeling David, although not suffered quite as much as you had to ! I usually cough loudly when held up at the till like that, & say something like "I've been here since 9am" ( real time 1500hrs !) which usually gets a smile, a laugh even, and the gossiper moves on in embarrassment. I can't see that ploy working at your local Morrison's though, Heidi's a professional gossiper - mind you, she's probably off sick now with stress, having told her doctor of your "disgusting behaviour" !! John (JKW)

October 4, 2017

Joined: May 15, 2014
Posts: 22
Sometimes You Just Can’t Win

October 4, 2017

David, you should have left you shopping on the belt  and gone back to to do it again then go to another till , the gob then has to get somebody to clear the belt and explain why it was left ,a manager is also a help (now and again !)

October 4, 2017

Joined: May 12, 2014
Posts: 687
Sometimes You Just Can’t Win

October 4, 2017

Len, your first suggestion is spot on that's exactly what I should have done. I contemplated the manager bit but came  to the conclusion the two hags would support each other and in this day and age I was unlikely to get far. My Neanderthal side tells me I should have stayed calm (as I did) allowed her to finish her rant, look her in the eye, gently reach across the till ......and grab her by her fat and squawking neck. NO! I'm joking. That would be so very wrong, She was out of reach anyway.

October 5, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 199
Sometimes You Just Can’t Win

October 5, 2017

David there is a lot to be said for the head camera, or the police camera worn on their shoulder both of which record the conversations and date and time group it, however we then start to fall into the realms of one Victor Meldrew, I fully sympathise with you and find that I too can be described as a cantankerous old bastard in situations like you describe. I have also done what Len  advocated. My versions  of Johns is twofold. 1) I was 18 years old when I arrived at your cashier station. 2) this on a week where I have not shaved,  I was clean shaven when I arrived at your till. you either get a smile and sometimes an apology, or that haughty how dare you interrupt my gossip time look with daggers. keep smiling.


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